Antarctic facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz Where is it NOT possible to find a penguin?In Iceland. All penguins are native to the Southern Hemisphere, but they are not found only in cold climates. Several species are found in the temperate zone of South Africa and South America. The Galápagos Penguin (pictured) lives near the equator. Fossils show that many prehistoric species lived in warm climates.Created by: life-o-holicpolar facts » What sound can be heard when approaching an iceberg?A fizz. When a piece of iceberg ice melts, it makes a fizzing sound called "Bergie Seltzer". This sound is made when the water-ice interface reaches compressed air bubbles trapped in the ice. As this happens, each bubble bursts, making a 'popping' sound. The bubbles contain air trapped in snow layers very early in the history of the ice, that eventually got buried to a given depth (up to several kilometers) and pressurized as it transformed into firn then to glacial ice.Created by: globalquiz.orgice facts » This is Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. Why is it elevated?To avoid being buried in snow. All structures at the South Pole cause wind-blown snow to build up in the surrounding area (about four feet of snow per year). The station building has sloping lower portion of wall, which causes the snow to be scoured away.Created by: Debbie Foxtechnology facts » After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?Norwegian queen. Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.Created by: globalquiz.orggeographical names facts » Which direction is not possible to point at when standing at the South Pole?Neither east, west, nor south. At the South Pole every direction is north.Created by: globalquiz.orggeometry facts » Apart from the extreme cold, what is the other problem with the air in the Vostok Station in Antarctic?All of the above. Vostok is one of the most difficult places on Earth for human habitation. It is extremely cold, there is no moisture in the air, it's always windy, the oxygen is low due to high altitude, the air is ionized and polar night lasts approximately 130 days.Created by: Kasiageography facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.